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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of vice prime minister in Cameroon | Al Jazeera America

The Islamist fighters targeted the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in the town of Kolofata, in the Far North Region, according to Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary. 88 more words

Africa

Spike Lee Creates Video About NYPD Chokehold Incident Involving Eric Garner | Afro

In a now-viral video of the incident, Garner can be heard telling the police multiple times that he could not breathe while five officers surrounded him on the ground. 102 more words

Americas

Islamic State claims ambush and killing of at least 50 Syrian soldiers near northern city of Raqqa - ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighters had taken a military base near Raqqa.The city is already a stronghold of Islamic State, which has advanced in Syria and taken over swaths of territory in neighbouring Iraq in what it has described as a bid to establish an Islamic caliphate.A Twitter account linked to Islamic State published pictures of the beheaded corpses and heads of five soldiers killed in Raqqa province, saying they belonged to the army’s 17th division. 22 more words

Anti-War

Gaza: a war for oil? | World War 4 Report

“When gas reserves were discovered in 2000, late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat held a special ceremony for the occasion, which gave Palestinians hope that their homeland would thrive and join other Gulf countries as a major gas exporter. 157 more words

Capitalism

Recent Shootings in Juarez

There was a shootout today in downtown Juarez near the Santa Fe bridge leaving one municipal policeman dead and a young girl seriously injured. Border Patrol agents pursued several other Juarez police involved in the shooting… A more detailed version in El Diario also posted below… 65 more words

Ciudad Juárez

Gun Control Advocate Suffers Brutal Attack and Now WANTS a Firearm

James Dittrich was outside walking his dog for the last time that evening, little did he know, 2 criminals had selected their victim. As he was making his way up to his third floor apartment, he was… 668 more words

Jim Lantern reblogged this on The Lantern Journal and commented:

I've noticed this is true with other political issues too. People are opposed to something, then when it happens to them (usually victims of some kind of a disaster) they change their tune real quick, having got a taste of reality.

El Diario Report: Sites of Massacres…Then and Now

Yesterday, El Diario ran a special report on seven of the most shocking multi-homicides that occurred between 2008 and 2013.  There are a lot of photos and it is worth exploring online…  And just for some perspective, there were 25 massacres in the city (massacre defined as more than 6 victims in one incident) between 2008 and 2013. 53 more words

Ciudad Juárez